Japan’s kitty cafes may suffer under new animal law3/2/2012
The main attractions at Tokyo's cat cafes -- the felines themselves -- are getting slapped with curfews under a new animal protection law in Japan. As a result, the popular post-work hangouts will likely close up shop early. The government says the new law, which forces businesses with animals on display to put the animals away at 8 p.m., is targeted at late-night pet stores that sell dogs and cats around the clock. But kitty cafes, where people can pay by the hour to play with cats and buy a cup of tea, will suffer under the new law. One café owner is worried she won't be able to take care of her 24 cats due to a loss in profits.
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